With less than 48 hours to go till we arrive back in the UK, it seems surreal. We fit in so well here. Spain feels like HOME… Going back won’t just be a culture shock, no doubt it’ll be a big weather shock too! Not prepared for wearing 3 jumpers, a big coat, scarf, gloves, … Continue reading Countdown to take off
Thoughtful / philosophical mode: Well we have but less than a week left in sunny Spain till we fly back to grotty Britland. Right now it feels like this is a re-run of last year, a very stressful year it was. We had hopes and dreams that just didn’t materialise. There was so much happening … Continue reading Going back in time
I’ve already mentioned in a previous post about how communities are now buying / leasing / renting abandoned land from local councils. The council provides greenery and irrigation, while the community involved maintains the grounds. However, there are strict rules, such land cannot be built on! We heard of a bowling club that transformed wasteland … Continue reading Recovering wasteland in Spain
Well to be fair they’re all Blue Flag round here. Reminds us of South Miami beach on a smaller, yet more exclusive scale… Glorious clear blue colours to see through the sea… The esplanade, bit different to Benidorm, no house can be built more than 3 story’s high here… The view from the restaurant were … Continue reading Our Local Blue Flag Playa for playing in
At a rock concert in our local spectacular open air shopping mall… One of the many “avenues” that branch away from the central plaza… There’s such a lifestyle contrast here, I guess it’s only really noticeable when “living” in Spain as a very welcome visitor… Whole families out on a Saturday night together, and NO … Continue reading So what were we up to last night then eh?
Over the past few months here in Spain, we’ve found ourselves sat in the middle of many a conversation whereby sign language is a very entertaining last resort… The other day we were walking past a little old Spanish guy tending his garden. We got “chatting” to him and interpreted his words as something like … Continue reading Flowery Communications
Inside an hour glass…??? Yes I know I’ve not been around much on here, because heaven in Spain is a HUGE area to wander through, and I’ve not got time to be bothered blogging in cyberspace. [Well, as you know, she tells it like it is] Must go, we’re off out for bread & wine … Continue reading A little piece of Spanish Heaven
When people of whatever age come here to Spain for their package / two week holiday, (bums and tits brigade aside) it’s all about a short period of time in the sun. With sea, sand and relaxation thrown in. Let’s face it, the gorgeous weather and facilities on offer are a temporary escape from the … Continue reading The Basic Standard of living
On the same day Britain was experiencing hurricane force winds and floods, on what was understatedly named “Windy Wednesday.” We were bathed in this… And this… Whilst sat on the roof terrace without even a breeze, wearing nothing but our nothings. (Oh missus) At the end of the day, the only water we saw (on … Continue reading SPLASH!
Spanish style in winter… Get too close to the sun, and just like Icarus they get well and truly fried zapped…! On a related note: We’ve seen a couple of shooting stars while we’ve been here, which proves they’re not exclusive to movies and ET. Romance? Well yeh… On a non-related note: Dave already looks … Continue reading Weird Wispy Clouds